New ‘EDI in Research’ online course now available for UBC community

A new ‘EDI in Research’ course is now available through UBC Workplace Learning. This new online course is specifically developed for faculty, staff and students involved in research, to support the learning and implementation of appropriate equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) practices within the UBC research ecosystem.

The development of this course was a collaboration between units in the Vice-President, Research and Innovation portfolio and the Equity and Inclusion Office.

EDI in Research Canvas Course

The course includes:

  • a comprehensive summary of EDI concepts and practices that can be applied to research and the research environment;
  • a variety of topics in the areas of research design; research methods; research team composition; and research team culture;
  • support to identify and name obstacles and barriers experienced by historically, persistently, and systemically marginalized (HPSM) groups;
  • opportunities to reflect on biases, power and privileges that can impact research design and team culture; and
  • preparatory work for faculty and staff to integrate local EDI practices to ensure research environments, programs, and team members are contributing to a welcoming and inclusive research culture and environment.

Course participants who engage with the course are encouraged to complete the course evaluation survey by August 6, 2024. Feedback from the survey will be used to improve course content and delivery.

The EDI in Research course responds to actions outlined in UBC’s Dimensions Action Plan for EDI in Research and aligns with the university’s Strategic Equity and Anti-Racism (StEAR) Framework. In addition, the EDI in Research Resource Library website continues to support researchers seeking academic, peer-reviewed, practitioner guides and other media as a curated collection of resources available to all members of the UBC community and beyond.